As a Fashion Stylist who is an Accessory Expert, when I'm on set, I love seeing how to highlight one piece while also being able to downplay the other which achieves a balance and lets you play with your look! With so many options at your disposal, here are 10 tricks to ensure that you're accessories are always a conversational piece that takes center stage!
1. YOUR STYLE SHOULD BE ON THE GO
You never know where the season's will take you, the warm sunshine and sandy beaches may call your name or you might find yourself in the cold crisp air, under the stars drinking a warm hot chocolate. Either way, your shoe choice should always be easy and fabulous. When you decide to swap your high heels for flats, choose a style that's ridiculously amazing! Cocorose London has so many shoe options that look great with your favourite shorts, high-lo dresses and shirt dresses. If you opt for a ballet flat, you will be able to seamlessly enjoy a shopping spree or an evening walk without being concerned if your footwear ready.
2. ELEVATE YOUR SCARVES
A light weight scarf is an effortless item to grab which will add the perfect layer around your neck! During those cooler nights, your scarf shouldn't be an after thought. Their possibilities are endless. From headwear, to adding a touch of Parisian chic to your handbag to even tying them through your belt loops, a scarf adds an individual flair to your already stylish outfit.
3. EMBRACE FUN HEADWEAR
Whether you're lounging with friends for a get together for a girl's night in or going out, add a fun splash of colour like a fascinator to glam up your look! Sunny Band is the perfect way to keep it simple such as adding only a head band or add a wow-factor like a bright coloured and feathered fascinator to ensure that you stand out.
4. BOLD COLOUR
Colour is not something that should be bypassed. If you're a bit shy to bring it into your apparel, do it within your accessories. Cobalt is such a great colour and this Fossil timepiece is the perfect one to add to your go-to arm stack.
5. CONVERT YOUR BAG
The warm season is my favourite time of year as you never know where the day will take you. A walk around the block can turn into shopping or even drinks with friends and a fun catch up with people you haven't seen in awhile. Having a bag that works for you and keeps your look casual is a must. I love Hayden Harnett's, Flight Bag as it comes in an array of colours while also giving you the option to choose between a short and long strap and to fold over as needed for more or less space.
6. ADORN YOUR FINGERS
There are so many options in terms of rocking rings, stacking thin ones or even playing with over-sized cocktail rings for a fun mix. A major trend over the past few seasons is to have rings midway on your finger (worn above your first knuckle) which not only elongates them but provides a great visual texture! Kendra Scott has a Mid Ring set that is perfect to complete your boho look!
7. WAIST LOVE
When it comes to dressing up a simple maxi dress that has less volume, a skinny or wide belt is a great addition as it can play up your look and will also create a great midline. Add a bit more drama by playing with angles on your selected belt; you can have it angled across your hips or wear it low for an effortless take. Linea Pelle has a number of great options to choose from.
8. NECESSITIES ONLY
Sometimes all you need are the basics. Having a mini zip is the perfect way to bring your must have pieces (phone, cash, cards, lip gloss, keys etc) and allows you to look fuss free and always ready to go! Botkier's Soho Wristlet is one of the perfect ways to ensure you only bring your necessities.
9. DESK TO DINNER
In an effort to not miss a second of free time, ensure that you simply pop your tablet into a Gigi New York's Leo Portfolio Case to stylishly protect it along with enjoying a great night out straight after work! No need to stop home and drop it off, rather rock it as your new accessory statement.
10. KEEP IT SIMPLE & SOCIALLY IMPACTFUL
I love the concept of wearing pieces that take natural items to create something beautiful. Bloom + Grace is a site where every sale of jewellery (which has a number of trends from metals, natural stone, etc) goes towards creating a number of vaccinations for children. Their Virunga Green Rope Necklace includes an array of vibrant bold green hues made from polyester rope, yacht braid rope and wax cord. This is a great way to layer simply with a shirt dress, swimwear and more while also giving back!